Thursday, 8 April 2010

US Vs. UK: Dark Life Covers

US // UK

There's no contest for me this week: the UK cover wins, hands down. I just think it looks nicer than the US one, which I know isn't a very good reason, but hey.

I prefer the red bubble font and the darkness of the UK cover, and the image isn't quite as creepy as the jellyfish thing on the US one. I'm not a fan of sea creatures, so perhaps I am slightly biased this week. Which do you prefer?


Note: The cover on the right is the UK proof/ARC, and will be changed for the final version. Thanks to Kat from S&S UK for the info!

15 comments:

Becky said...

Ah, I actually prefer the US one. It captures the wonder of the whole deep sea thing and I like that the font reflects the sort of metal structures that I imagine being down there. The thing that puts me off the UK one is the wetsuit. That is so not how I imagined the suits to be.

Kat said...

Stepping in from the UK publisher just to note - we're actually NOT going with this cover approach any longer. Things are being reworked and we should have a visual soon (I hope!)...

So keep your eyes peeled! :)

Liz said...

I do like both...but I have to say, I really do prefer the US cover!

*cowers*

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I prefer the US one, though I like the really bright colourful version I used for my review. I have no idea if that's the one being used though!

Kate Evangelista said...

The US cover looks haunting. I like it better.

Kay said...

I LOVE the US one - it is just stunning! The UK one, on the other hand, just creeps me out. Would never have picked it up... glad to hear that they have decided to change it!

Jessica Kennedy said...

I don't like either of them. The US one looks like a Discovery book or something and the UK one just looks freaking weird. I wouldn't buy either based on the covers.

Andrea said...

I don't either of them either. They just don't appeal to me.

I Want To Read That said...

US I think but not keen on either. Really interested to see what the UK one will look like:)

Dwayne said...

The US cover really really creeps me out. The colour and everything else remind me of the sea - no, being under the sea, and drowning, and everything I'm scared of!

Totally prefer UK cover.

MannaB said...

I vote for UK... It's creepier and that piques my interest more.

vonze said...

Neither of them really capture my imagination...just being honest. But I do like the US one better. Might be because I like the color blue, dunno, and I don't see jellyfish on covers too often.

Book Monster said...

Agree The UK one is the best!!

Yours Couchfully said...

I have to agree with Becky, I think the US cover better reflects the story (maybe I'm also biased over the design because I prefer blue over anything neon) Whereas UK's reminds me of those books involving street kids and knives and violence... if you ignore the bubbles, that is! xD

ETA... just saw UK's not the final cover. Really interested to see what it'll be :)

YA Vampire Books said...

Hard! I like the picture on the US cover better, but I prefer the colors in the UK cover - so a mix between them would be great ;)